Outdoor theatre is a unique experience!
Our outdoor venue is a sloping open meadow, surrounding a stage in front of a rocky outcrop, with a spectacular backdrop of oak trees and the occasional deer wandering through, on cue! For the comfort of our patrons, we provide a limited supply of folding chairs, blankets and cushions which we invite you to use, at no additional cost. However, when audiences are large, we do run out of these items, so please plan to arrive early or prepare accordingly.
Our festival is the perfect spot for a picnic, and you can bring food to enjoy. We also have a wonderful concession, including Level Ground coffee and tea, hot chocolate, and snacks, including Denman Island Chocolate.
It gets quite chilly when the sun goes down, so be sure to bring layers!
Parking can be found in the lot off Lansdowne Road (Hillside Ave) nearest Dunlop House (P1). The Festival grounds are directly adjacent to this lot, and the ticket booth is immediately apparent. Because the College uses Robbins Parking to monitor their lots, a parking lot fee of $3.25 will be required for your car to be in the lot for the evening. You can also pay for parking with the Honk Mobile app.
Note that there are publicly available EV charging stations located in lot P2 (access from Foul Bay Road). General parking rates apply. Please note that if you park here, you must still check in with our box office before seating.
Buses and Bikes
Bus numbers 4, 7, 8, and 14 all travel near the campus, and bike racks are plentiful on the grounds.
Deer are always our best surprise guest stars at the Festival, but the bugs less so. If you would like bug repellent we always have some handy!
YOUR PETS AT SHAKESPEARE
You are welcome to bring your furry friends to the park, provided that they are quiet and well-behaved during the performance! We ask that you check in with your neighbours regarding allergies or phobias, to make sure that everyone is comfortable and can enjoy the show. More than one barking incident may be grounds to ask your pet to sit this one out. PLEASE NOTE: Because our cast of Two Gentlemen of Verona includes a dog, patrons bringing their canine friends to these performances will be asked to sit in a special area to minimize dog interactions.